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French MPs to vote on controversial reform plan
French MPs to vote on controversial reform plan

Millions of tourists in Paris will be able to shop all-week long if French MPs pass a controversial set of reforms seen as vital to unblock its stuttering economy.

French MPs to vote on controversial reform plan
French economy minister says received death threats over reforms
French economy minister says received death threats over reforms

France's economy minister said he had received death threats from "certain officials" furious over his plans to reform parts of the closed-shop economy.

French economy minister says received death threats over reforms
Kazakhstan's Minister of Education and Science Aslan Sarinzhipov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Transition to 12-year education postponed: Kazakhstan's Education Minister

Transition to 12-year education will be postponed in Kazakhstan.

Transition to 12-year education postponed: Kazakhstan's Education Minister
Jeb Bush champions US education reform ahead of 2016
Jeb Bush champions US education reform ahead of 2016

Ex-president George W. Bush's younger brother Jeb, who is mulling a 2016 White House run, called for a revolution in the US education system.

Jeb Bush champions US education reform ahead of 2016
Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote
Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote

France's crisis-hit government narrowly won a crunch parliamentary vote of confidence in its economic reform path.

Embattled French government scrapes through confidence vote
HK pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest
HK pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest

Thousands of people marched through Hong Kong to protest against a pro-democracy campaign to blockade the business district .

HK pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest
Mexican president signs landmark energy reform
Mexican president signs landmark energy reform

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a package of landmark energy reform bills.

Mexican president signs landmark energy reform
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Pension reform concept approved in Kazakhstan

The Concept of modernization of Kazakhstan’s pension system until 2030 has been approved.

Pension reform concept approved in Kazakhstan
Bill Gates. ©Reuters/Rick Wilking
Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform

Three of the world's richest men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson -- put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers' failure to implement immigration reform.

Billionaire trio unite for US immigration reform
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Pension reform may spawn shadow economy in Kazakhstan: expert

The new coil of the pension reform in Kazakhstan may create a spike in the shadow economy.

Pension reform may spawn shadow economy in Kazakhstan: expert
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey. ©Reuters/Tim Wimborne
G20 lagging on growth targets: Australia

Reforms proposed to lift global growth in line with a target set by the world's biggest economies earlier this year are so far falling short, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said.

G20 lagging on growth targets: Australia
The Chairman of the Board of JSC Samruk-Kazyna Umirzak Shukeyev © flickr.com
Remove state officials from Samruk-Kazyna Directors Board: Shukeyev

The Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Kazyna National Wealth Fund Umirzak Shukeyev called "to remove all the state officials from the Board of Directors" of Samruk Kazyna.

Remove state officials from Samruk-Kazyna Directors Board: Shukeyev
Kyrgyzstan police. ©tengrinews.kz
Kyrgyzstan detains scores as opposition rallies

Kyrgyzstan police detained scores of people in the capital Bishkek Thursday as the opposition gathered for a rally to demand reforms.

Kyrgyzstan detains scores as opposition rallies
New Italy PM wins confidence vote, vows 'radical change'
New Italy PM wins confidence vote, vows 'radical change'

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a "radical and immediate change" in recession-hit Italy as he outlined his new government's reform agenda before winning a crucial confidence vote in the Senate.

New Italy PM wins confidence vote, vows 'radical change'
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Foreign supermarkets face shut-out in Delhi

Foreign supermarket giants faced being shut out of the Indian capital after Delhi's new state government decided not grant them a licence to operate.

Foreign supermarkets face shut-out in Delhi
Brazilian President Dilma Roussef. ©Reuters/Paulo Whitaker
Some 92 farms expropriated in Brazil for land reform

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed a decree expropriating 92 farms which will be handed over to small farmers as part of the country's land reform.

Some 92 farms expropriated in Brazil for land reform
Kazakhstan judges' robe. Photo courtesy of headline.kz
Kazakhstan to change judge's robe design in 2014

A new design of the judge's robe will in Kazakhstan be introduced in 2014.

Kazakhstan to change judge's robe design in 2014
Socialist Bachelet tipped to win easily in Chilean runoff
Socialist Bachelet tipped to win easily in Chilean runoff

Former Chilean president and socialist champion Michelle Bachelet, who has proposed tax reforms and a new constitution for her country, is expected to unseat conservatives Sunday in a runoff election.

Socialist Bachelet tipped to win easily in Chilean runoff
Mexican congressmen applaud after Mexico Congress approves the biggest oil sector shake-up in the lower house in Mexico City December 12, 2013. ©Reuters/Henry Romero
Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform

Mexico's Congress approved historic energy reform Thursday aimed at luring foreign oil firms back into the country and ending the state's 75-year-old monopoly following a heated debate.

Mexico's Congress approves historic oil reform
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Average salary to reach $1000 in five years in Kazakhstan

Average salary will make 150 thousand tenge ($980) in five years in Kazakhstan: Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan.

Average salary to reach $1000 in five years in Kazakhstan